The Streets of Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
published on 22 September 2019
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The streets of Pompeii were paved during Roman times with large polygonal blocks of stone. The stepping stones kept Romans' feet dry and out of the rainwater, slops, and animal waste that would have filled the streets of Pompeii.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, September 22). The Streets of Pompeii. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "The Streets of Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 22, 2019.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Streets of Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 22 Sep 2019. Web. 26 Nov 2020.

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